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Poster: joeken Date: Jan 17, 2010 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best shows by state??

Great topic! In Oregon mine would probably be 10-2-77.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-02.sbd.cantor.gmb.86354.sbeok.flac16

This Betty board is a favorite even tho Jerry is mixed a bit low. But theres a whole lot of other contenders. Springers 1969, Coliseum 1974, the Paramount breakout shows in 1976, Coliseum 1980, Veneta 1972 & 1982, The Hult 1983, and several great Autzen shows in the 80's and even 90's.

But the Casey Jones in 10-2-77 embodies what I love most about the band. Jerry screws up the lyrics (it had been a while since they played it) and then they more than redeem the song with some wonderful instrumentals. Potential disaster to magical redemption! Thats the Grateful Dead!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 17, 2010 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best shows by state??

Even more than Olde Renaissance Faire Grounds? Wow! I know Dick Latvala said they were out of tune, but I can't tell by my trained ear. The Dark Star is unreal.

Well anyhow, this is a fave pick of mine from my home state of Maryland:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-03-26.sbd.miller.34787.sbeok.flac16

Sorry, I couldn't go for the early '80s Merriweather Post Pavilion thunderstorm show. What's available here for that day really fails to move me.





This post was modified by DeadRed1971 on 2010-01-18 03:04:27

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Poster: joeken Date: Jan 17, 2010 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best shows by state??

Well DR you might have me on that Veneta 72 show. I may be prejudiced by having been at the 77 shows but not at Veneta 72. But its two different eras, two different sounds. It's like picking your favorite child. You love them all.

I've gotta listen to your Maryland pick. I would have expected the 4-19-82 show with the Raven Jam. Thanks.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 18, 2010 5:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best shows by state??

Excellent Maryland pick! That Truckin'> WRS> Jam> Wharf part is spectacular.